§ Mr. HOGGE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he can state separately the number of head-masters or mistresses in the 252 centres of secondary education 1906W in Scotland who possess an honours degree, an ordinary degree, or no degree at all; and the number of head masters or mistresses in non-secondary schools who-have honours degrees, ordinary degrees, or no degrees?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The 252 centres of secondary education referred to in the question include schools which receive Grants under the regulations as to Grants to secondary schools, and higher grade schools which receive Grants under the code. As regards the first class of school, it is not possible without the expenditure of much time and labour to state precisely the number of graduates on the staff, but from the information available it appears that of the teachers on the staff of these schools (excluding teachers of drawing, music, physical exercises, manual work, and domestic subjects) at least 70 per cent. are graduates. The available information with regard to higher grade schools and non-secondary schools is given in the following table:—
Number of Certificated Teachers who arc Graduates. Number of Certificated Teachers who arc not Graduates. Male. Female. Male. Female. Higher Grade Schools 752 187 102 200 Primary Schools and Departments 1,189 670 3,146 12,623